Health and Conditioning

No street shoes are allowed in room 1227 #308. Please choose another classroom should you require shoes to exercise. The following courses maximize the physical conditioning benefits for older adults in accordance with the latest research. Students are encouraged to exercise a minimum of three days per week and to choose an appropriate level of workout in consultation with their physician.

HEALTH E21 Yoga Health & Safety, Principles & Practices for Older Adults

Yoga for Seniors. Focus on flexibility, balance, circulation breathing and muscle tone. Build flexibility, balance, circulation, breathing and muscle tone and learn to relax. Bring a personal yoga mat, pencil and a notebook.

9839 8:30a–10:20a    Wed, Fri    1227 #308    Marsha Walters

Beginners and new students learn at a gradual pace.

9840 10a–11:50a    Tue, Thu    1227 #308    Marsha Cooper

9838 10a-11:50a    Tue    WISE Ken Edwards    Kathy Cass
                                Thu    WISE Ken Edwards   

Build your pace, for new and beginning students.

9862 11a–12:50p    Mon, Wed    1227 #308    Jasmine Lieb

9841 12p–1:50p    Tue, Thu    1227 #308    Sonya Chapnick

For those with limited range of motion and students new to yoga or looking for a moderate level.

9842 2p–3:50p    Tue, Thu    1227 #308    Gitta Walton

HEALTH E22 Chi Gong Principles & Practices for Older Adults

Understand Chi Gong principles. Work at your own level to improve tone, strength, flexibility and balance.

9843 8:30a–9:45a    Tue, Thu 1227 #308    Charlotte Holtzermann

Develop goals and a personal health plan. Also learn limbering moves with mindful breathing and the health benefits of Chi Gong.

HEALTH E23 T’ai Chi Principles & Practices for Older Adults

Tone and strengthen every muscle in the body by using this method of slow, circular movement. Learn to relax, concentrate and focus your energy. Meditate to nourish the whole body.

9844 9a–10:15a    Mon Fri    VIRGINIA PARK    Patricia Akers

Beginning and intermediate. Meets at VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Fitness Room #1.

9845 10:30a-11:45a    Tue Thu    FST PRESBYTERIAN    Barbara Goldthwait

Beginning and intermediate.

9846 12p–1:15p    Wed Fri    1227 #304    Nancy Vogel

Instruction and practice for intermediate and advanced students. Develop goals and a personal health plan.

9847 12:30p–1:45p     Tue Thu    1227 #304    Barbara Goldthwait

Intermediate and advanced for continuing students.Develop goals and a personal health plan.

9848 2:30p–3:45p    Mon, Fri    1227 #304    Patricia Akers

Yang style for beginners through advanced. Develop goals and a personal health plan.

HEALTH E24 Physical Fitness Principles & Practices for Older Adults

Low–impact aerobic exercises to music, some strength training, and stretch movements to improve cardiovascular performance and flexibility. Students should attend BOTH days.

9851 8:30a–9:20a    Tue, Thu    VIRGINIA PARK    Don Moy

Develop your own personal plan to achieve your health goals. The class uses international music. stretching, hand weights, mat exercise and aerobic activity to demonstrate ways to be safe and healthy . Meets in VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Fitness Room #1.

9834 9a-9:50a    Mon Wed    1227#304    Linda Wapner-Baart

9852 9a–9:50a    Tue, Thu    SR REC CENTER    Linda Wapner–Baart

All levels.

9853 9:30a–10:20a    Tue, Thu    1227 #304    Rebecca Yewell

Intermediate and advanced. Mat work.

9855 10:30a–11:20a    Tue, Thu    1227 #304    Rebecca Yewell


9854 11a–11:50a    Wed, Fri    1227 #304    Nancy Vogel

9856 11:30a–12:20p    Tue, Thu    1227 #304    Rebecca Yewell


9835 2p–2:50p    Tue    1227 #304    Gloria Albert
                             Thu    1227 #304    Charlotte Holtzermann

Beginning level class. Develop goals for your exercise routine. Learn the benefits of a physical fitness routine. Some light weight training will be included.

HEALTH E25 Strength & Stamina Training Principles & Practices for Older Adults

Low–impact workout plus strength training, stretch and meditation. Twice weekly. Students should attend BOTH days.

9858 8a–9:15a    Tue, Thu    1227 #304    Rebecca Yewell

Develop your own personal goals. Upper body on Tuesdays and lower body on Thursdays. Train in a safe and supportive program.

9857 10a-11:15a    Mon, Wed    Sr Rec Center    Arlene Vaillancourt

9831 10a–11:15a    Tue Thu    VA PK – Terry Center     Olivia Regalado

Bilingual class in English and Spanish. Various stretch and low-impact aerobics to Latin music. Meets at VIRGINIA PARK, Terry Ctr.

9833 12p–1:15p    Tue, Thu    CLOVER PARK    Linda Wapner–Baart

Walk your cares away and feel great.

Strength Training: Learn to use 1– to 5–lb weights and other resistance techniques to strengthen muscles and offset the loss of calcium in the bones in later years. Students should attend BOTH days.

HEALTH E30 Personal Safety – Fall Prevention

Preventing falls: The class content varies according to the section focus.

9763 11a–12:50p    Mon    1227 #307    Jenifer Weinstein

Falls are the most frequent cause of serious injury to older adults. Learn how, when and where falls occur and how to avoid falling at home, around town or on your travels. Improve your balance and learn to recover it. Lectures are followed by light exercise.

HEALTH E34 Enjoy Life – Stress Reduction for Seniors

Enjoy life. See section description for class focus. Lecture-based classes with some physical activity.

9764 11a–12:50p    Fri    1227 #407    Gloria Albert

Life Force Energy. Improve your physical and mental well-being through the mind-body-brain connection. Gain more understanding of Eastern and Western Health philosophies and techniques to think more clearly, increase enrgy, improve balance and be more tranquil in your life.

9765 12p–1:50p    Tue    1227 #408    Gloria Albert

Learn how to enjoy your life more fully and reduce stress, using such techniques as positive thinking, breathing, meditation, humor, diet, exercise. A must for those wanting to make positive changes in their lives.

HEALTH E34 Stress Reduction through Yoga

A variety of poses and breathing exercises to enhance balance, breathing, and strength.

9863 8a–9:50a    Sat    VIRGINIA PARK    Charlotte Holtzermann

Develop goals and a personal health plan. Beginning Hatha Yoga: Bring a yoga mat, blanket and block, pencil and a notebook. Meets at VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Fitness Room #1.

9849 9a–10:50a    Mon    1227 #308    Gitta Walton

Use the ancient forms of yoga to stretch and relax yet strengthen your muscles. Bring your own mat, pencil and notepad.

Learn how Yoga reduces stress and helps you unwind.

9850 11a–12:50p    Fri    1227 #308    Jasmine Lieb

Yoga can make a difference learn goals and principles to relax.

HEALTH E38 Joint Health & Mobility for Older Adults

NEW 9861 9:00a–9:50a    Mon Wed    SR REC CTR     Arlene Vaillancourt

9767 10:30a–11:45a    Tue Thu    WISE ADULT CTR    Don Moy

Above section 9767 is specially designed for participants at the WISE ADULT DAY CENTER. Teacher approval is required before enrolling in this section.

For those with joint problems; improve strength, balance and flexibility with weights, stretches or repetitive movements. Students should attend both days.

9766 10:30a–11:45a    Tue, Thu    VIRGINIA PARK     Linda Wapner–Baart

Meets at VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Fitness Room 1. Develop goals and a personal health plan.

9768 12p–1:15p    Tue, Thu    VIRGINIA PARK    Olivia Regalado

Low impact aerobics, movement, and stretch to world music. Develop goals and a personal health plan.

9769 1:30p–2:20p    Mon, Wed    1227 #304    Gloria Albert

Chair exercises. Special instructions and levels are given for individual needs.

HEALTH E63 Body Conditioning for the Disabled

Pathfinders Learn to cope with the effects of strokes. Develop your own personal plan. Restore energy, flexibility and range of motion through exercise.

Arrange Time    Tue, Thu, Fri    1227 #307    Bonnie Nakasuji, Jenny Martinez, Jiane Li

New students must call (310) 434–4442 for approval to register. Limited class size. Meets 1.5 hours: Tue 10:30a, Tue 12p and Tue 1:30p; Thu 11am, Thu 12:30p and Thu 2p; Fri 12:30p, Fri 2pm. Develop a personal plan and learn to safely exercise sitting, standing and/or lying on a mat. Stretching, strengthening, and helping posture and balance.

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